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Mark Pennell sits at the helm of his time machine.Mark's Almanac is a 90-second time travel that highlights the world's history from the very serious to the sometimes sublime.

Mark's Almanac for November 16, 2021

The original poster of the musical, The Sound of Music from 1959.
The original poster of the musical from 1959.

It was on this date in 1959 that The Sound of Music opened up on Broadway. And it was on this date in 1966 that The Temptations' Greatest Hits album was released. It ended up being the R&B/Soul Billboard Album of the Year for 1966.